Yah, I had a 42-53 round earlier this year on a fairly easy course. I was thinking mid 80s (at worst) at the turn, because I was playing decent golf but just not scoring well. My poof was on two consecutive triple bogeys that resulted from a sudden disappearance of my swing feel. Throw in a few other iffy double bogeys that seemed like innocuous holes where I felt pretty good over the ball, and a 53 goes up on the board before I know it.
But mid 80s is still in sight- even on a mid 90s round like that! Gotta stay optimistic.
I think that misses the point.
If my ball is a foot from the cup, and behind the hole slightly, you'd prefer if you're chipping that I leave the ball there because if your ball has a little extra speed, it could hit my ball and yours would finish closer than it otherwise would have.
It's not about "aiming" at the ball, it's about aiming at the general area, and a ball assisting the play of another player.